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    A lot about audio CD quality

    Hi, I want to get the highest quality out of my audio CD burnings (the higher the burning quality, the longer the media life, I assume) but readings on the internet gave me a lot of different answers, often without an explanation. In order to burn an audio CD, is it better to use a CD burner, even if it's old? Or will a modern DVD burner do the job as well? (I mean, does the laser size affect the quality?) Is it true that lowering the burning speed will raise the quality of the burn? Does the burning software affect the quality? How do I check my audio CD burnings? How do I check my several CD/DVD burners in order to choose the best? Thank you.
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    Unable to close session

    Hi, I want to close an open session on a CD, since I'm actually unable to read the last data track as is. The disc is burned as follows: several audio tracks + data track (which is open). Now, I tried several times ImgBurn with "Close session", "Close disc", "Close track" but nothing changed. Am I doing wrong?
  3. What will the next version look like? Are you working on bug-fixing only? Maybe some exciting new feature is on the way? And will it be ImgBurn Or maybe (please note I didn't ask WHEN it will see the light... )
  4. Which I/O interface is the most reliable? The faster? Which one does the developer himself use? ASPI? ASAPI? SPTI? ElbyCDIO? Patin-Couffin? BTW, what about that old frogaspi (free aspi layer) floating around?
  5. I wish to know how to load into ImgBurn (write mode) a file list. I see it can load a lot of file types but i'm not aware of what is the type i really need. I mean, something similar to cue sheet files for audio discs would be the best. Is LST type suitable for this?
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    Burnspeed is not what is selected

    Well, something strange is happening... I just tryed burning another disc, setting for 2.4x speed and now... it worked! Speed was constant during the whole process and i was able to surf the web, launch a pdf viewer, edit a text file and so on. Here you have it attached. Edit: the only small thing I can see is a difference between the content of the two discs. The former (speed selection dishonoured) was a video DVD, the latter (speed selection honored) is a backup of AVI files, ImgBurn called it a "DivX disc". burning_latest.txt
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    Burnspeed is not what is selected

    I didn't know this... Anyway, in such cases it would be helpful for ImgBurn to warn the user that selected speed cannot be used. And it would be VERY nice if ImgBurn selected by itself the closest speed available (4x, in this case) according to the media capabilities.
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    Burnspeed is not what is selected

    And I want to report my own experience too with ImgBurn I just burned a disc at a high speed when I wanted it to be burned at 2.4x Here you can read the log: I 12:19:57 Destination Device: [0:2:0] PHILIPS DVDR1640P P3.7 (F:) (ATA) I 12:19:57 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: MCC 03RG20) (Speeds: 2,4x; 4x; 8x; 12x; 16x) I 12:19:57 Destination Media Sectors: 2.298.496 I 12:19:57 Write Mode: DVD I 12:19:57 Write Type: DAO I 12:19:57 Write Speed: 2,4x I 12:19:57 Link Size: Auto I 12:19:57 Lock Volume: Yes I 12:19:57 Test Mode: No I 12:19:57 OPC: Yes I 12:19:57 BURN-Proof: Enabled I 12:20:25 Filling Buffer... (32 MB) I 12:20:26 Writing LeadIn... I 12:20:34 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2286223) I 12:20:34 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2286223) W 12:21:07 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 127008) W 12:21:19 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 12:21:29 Writing Sectors... W 12:22:20 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 340672) W 12:22:27 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 12:22:28 Writing Sectors... I 12:25:48 Synchronising Cache... I 12:26:14 Exporting Graph Data... I 12:26:15 Graph Data File: [...] I 12:26:15 Export Successfully Completed! I 12:26:15 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:06:17 I 12:26:15 Average Write Rate: 14.608 KB/s (10.5x) - Maximum Write Rate: 16.646 KB/s (12.0x) As you can see, speed 2.4 is supported by the media, yet ImgBurn burns the disc at a higher speed (please note the maximum speed used!), so buffer overflows happened. Why this? I selected the lowest speed so I could do something else while burning but this did lead me to wait for buffers to recover...
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    About the lot of info Imgburn provides

    Well, the "last physical sector of data area" question was not about blank dvds but about original MOVIES dual layer dvd bough in shops (the hollywood creations, i mean). I took a look at them also :-) Thank you for your quick answer, i'm going to download the ecma paper! topolinik
  10. I see Imgburn lists a lot of details about the disc i put into the drive, the supported speeds, the manufacturer infos and so on. Some of them are quite interesting but i can't understand. About any dvd it always says "First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196.608" what does this mean? Does it leave 384 Mbytes empty on the disc (196608x2048)? What's the difference between the parallel track path (PTP) and the opposite track path (OTP)? What do they mean in detail? Why in double layered media the number of the "last physical sector of data area" if always huge? it's always up to 16.000.000 and even more: a (double layer) dvd can't contain such a huge amount of sectors (16000000x2048 would be around 30 Gbytes)!!! How does the count work? Thank you topolinik
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    Unable to burn saved images under win98

    Thank you, your fixing was really fast!!! Yes, the message is almost the same (my windows talks italian), it seems that the application is opening a file to save something in. It happened to me only when using imgburn. Again, thanks topolinik
  12. Under win98 Imgburn doesn't allow me to burn my CD images that i saved on a single DVD (my backup copies). It complains something like "i cannot share, change selected name" so i have to copy them on the hard disk before burning. I do not have this problem under winXP. Some ideas?

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